Development of a proposal for technical regulations on the use of hydrogen as a fuel in inland navigation

 

The German Maritime Centre has awarded a contract for a study of the “Development of a proposal for technical regulations on the use of hydrogen as a fuel in inland navigation”.

COVID-19 has hit the German maritime industry hard. The project outlined here is intended to help strengthen the technological leadership of shipyards and suppliers and thus generate new employment opportunities. The participation of German industry in the work to date in CESNI, the European committee for drawing up standards in inland navigation, underlines these expectations. In addition, the transfer of the safety concepts to the forthcoming development of regulations for seagoing vessels in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is being prepared. This does not involve the development of a complete draft regulation, but rather the transfer of scientific and technical principles that apply regardless of the type of vessel.

The invitation to tender was a negotiated award without a competitive tendering procedure in accordance with the Regulation on Sub-Threshold Procurement (UVgO). Lloyd’s Register EMEA Branch Germany was awarded the contract on 26 May 2021. The period of performance is 6 months.

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